- How do I read the dials on an analog electric meter?
- What is a KWH (kilowatt-hour) on my electric bill?
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Q: How do I read the dials on an analog electric meter?
Q: What is a kwH (kilowatt-hour) on my electric bill?
This is the basic unit your utility uses to measure your electrical usage. It is one kilowatt (1000 watts) of electricity used for one hour. So that would be ten 100-watt light bulbs burning for an hour, or something like two vacuum cleaners or fridges running for an hour, and so on. Typical single family home can use anything between 10 and 20 kwH per day.